Clodagh Beresford Dunne is an award-winning poet, former lawyer and international public speaker. Her poems have been published and broadcast in Ireland, the UK and the USA, including Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, The Moth, Southword, The London Magazine, Poetry (Chicago), The Woven Tale Press and Pittsburgh Poetry Review. She has also read and lectured on her work in several universities in the USA. Her poem 'Seven Sugar Cubes' which first appeared in The Irish Times was voted Irish Poem of the Year at the 2017 Irish Book Awards and in 2019, Edna O'Brien DBE chose Beresford Dunne as the recipient of the UK's Clarissa Luard Emerging Writer Award. A recipient of several Arts Council of Ireland, Artlinks and Waterford Arts Office Awards, Beresford Dunne was also a featured poet in the National Library of Ireland's 'Poets In Conversation' series. Desrcibed by US poet, Jan Beatty as a ‘Brave and Necessary Voice in modern poetry’, by Irish poet, Thomas McCarthy as ‘Domesticating Genius’ and by Edna O’Brien DBE as ‘A Brilliant Writer with an ancient wisdom and thrust but also a modern, searching, brave sensibility,’ Beresford Dunne was born and raised in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and now lives there with her husband and their four children.